After taking an episode to introduce the Doom Patrol ahead of their own series (a strange choice with so few shows in the season), the Titans’ fifth episode, “Together,” finally does have the four main characters spending time together.
Episode four of the Titans is “Doom Patrol” and that pretty much says it all. It’s an odd choice to detour to an entirely different group so early in the first season of a new show.
The live action sorta interpretation of the Titans continues in their third episode, “Origins.”
Like a lot of long time DC Comics fans, I loathed the reboot they did several years ago. Then, recently, Rebirth started, and it seemed like the people in charge were finally listening to some of the fans. Rebirth undid a lot of what the reboot did to DC’s history.
The sort-of reintroduction of the original Teen Titans moves ahead in “Masks.” I’m a bit torn about this whole project. When DC did their big reboot, the group that got screwed over the most was the Teen Titans. As you can see in the original versions of several books in the first few months, even the company itself didn’t have a coherent position on Titans history. This feels like a book that’s trying to compromise. The Titans history is still missing, but there was some weird sorta team that briefly existed that everyone forgot. That’s a great metaphor for the Teen Titans being treated so shabbily by the reboot.